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specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal of the health care reform law. permanent extension of the bush era tax cuts for everybody. along with new tax breaks for small businesses. a freeze in nonsecurity related federal hiring and a requirement that all new legislation pass a constitution check. those last two points are a nod to the tea party which by the way handed several republican candidates their hats in this year's primaries. some brand new polling is boosting republican hopes in the november senate races with one big exception. our cnn senior political editor joins me from d.c. with the stories behind these numbers. let me get started with the numbers. then i want to hear what you to say about it. in pennsylvania, former republican congressman pat toomey leads joe sestak 49% to 44%. wisconsin republican ron johnson leads three-term incumbent russ feingold, 5
earl for over a week. when earl passed through the virgin islands, steve was there. past virginia beach last night, steve was=h there. steve is there. steve, how are the conditions right now? >> reporter: we areóyv' holdingp fine starting to feel those first outer bands. the eye is expected to hit well offshore. we are getting sideways rain and bigger waves. all day it has been a debate in cape cod and nantucket, how hard the storm was going to hit? how much preparation people should take? throughout the day we've seen people on the fence. some deciding to pull their boats out of the harbor others deciding to leave them in. houses and stores boarded. one of the big concerns is trees going down, which could knock electricity out. so far we've seen a number of measure taken, including moving 50 emergency electricity vehicles to this island to make sure they have emergency power should the lies go out here something that has happened in storms passed. james jay a lot of people are there for the -- >> jamie: a lot of people are there for the holiday how has the storm change from the first
, preparations are under way. the governors of north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. bob mcdonald activated the national guard, sending 200 troops to the chesapeake bay area. the postal service is delivering social security checks early to the coastal area of north carolina, virginia, maryland, delaware and new york. and the u.s. navy returning home from somalia, rushed to get home to virginia, ahead of the bad weather. on this beach, even the sea turtle nests were picked up and moved for safety. and surf's up in wrights head, north carolina. but it's extremely rough. and tourists are told to get out. now. >> they kicked us out this morning. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> back to jersey. >> reporter: with hurricane earl so close to the coastline, the entire east coast is threatened. if this storm jogs a little bit one way or the other, it will make a huge difference in which areas are affected. here at atlantic beach, herb and cindy know better. they're not taking any chances, moving their furniture indoors. since you've b
of the capitol but in a hardware store in northern virginia. it's by design emphasizing the issue, jobs and the economy. >> what do we know about what's going to be in their agenda? >> five major themes. the five major themes are going to be jobs, spending, health care, national security, and reform of congress itself. specifics on these things are not holding them close to the vest so far. but the economy is definitely going to be the top issue. there's no kquestion about that. and it's interesting that there's a not, we're told, from gop sources to tea party issues. no it just a promise to repeal the health care bill, but a legislation and scrutinize legislation to make sure it's constitutional. another nod to the dominance of the economy. we're told not to expect much by the way of social issues in this republican ape general da, abortion and gay rights and things like that. >> they're going to avoid that. why is it so important to the republicans right now to be unveiling this new agenda. >> republican strategists, we talked to them for months and months. they understood that the mi
of virginia vargas, james madison, the pink anies of south carolina. charles cokes worth and challs, king of massachusetts, zander hamilton of new york. benjamin franklin and thomas, robert morris of pennsylvania. morris of pennsylvania. and william patterson of new jersey. some of the names we still remember in history of signing the constitution. next telephone call fro charlotte, north carolina. good morning on this constitution day as we ask you whether or not you believe in original meaning or the living document. ivan, democrat's line. caller: let's take the original intent and work with that. because that is where the disagreement is. the reason why there's even a debate is because what is the founding philosophy that governs the constitution is the acquisition of property. the central focus of the constitution is a concern over properties. what makes this such -- what makes or gives this the character of a living document or original intent is the idea of slave enrichment slavery has 10 pro vigs and the most engrossed element of the constitution. they were concerned about establis
in west virginia? >> this is a race, this is animal with a 69% job approval rating in the state. any politician would be happy with that. when raesee got into it, he is going up you have% disapproval rating for -- 66% disapproval for president obama. here is the key. 28% of republicans still say they are going to be voting for joe manchin. this could be an upset in november. >> democrats have been attempting to push through the dream act legislation that would provide a path to shiom for children under the age of 16 who are illegal immigrants. talk to us about poll numbers there? >> we did some polling, if people are brought here illegally by their parents and they have completed two years of college should they be eligible. just over half say yes. much wider supported if somebody came here was brought illegally by their parents and served in the u.s. military, yes, those people should be given a pass to citizenship after their military service. you know, this is still a difficult issue. we also asked if local school systems should be required to provide a public education for the ch
for a tuesday showdown when there will be republican opposition. west virginia, next. west virginia, next. caller: i think stephen colbert is an american and he has a right to say what he wants to say. that is how the man gets his views across. host: the fact that he is a celebrity -- caller: why shouldn't he? we say what we want to said. why can he say what he wants to say? host: people talked about his qualifications and talking about this issue. caller: that is how he gets what you want to say across. if you watch his show, which i do, him and jon stewart bring things to the forefront. they do it in a comical way. many people don't get it. we are all going to get a lot of field jaws because republicans are leading us down that path. there is such a gap between poor people and rich people is that we will need those jobs and fighting immigrants for those jobs if large class people don't wake up and vote. wake up and vote. host: new york , our republican line per caller: good morning. celebritiesk that should be in position to make comments all over the place. i believe that we are in thi
one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. where do you expect to see her? guest:
next stop was virginia beach, much easier to get around, the eye of the storm further off. here people have had some time to chart the path of the storm and to take planning measures. people are careful about boarding up and planning. of course, they are use to the strong winds in the winter with the nor'easters. >> we hope they will heed the call and take all precautions. steve, thanks for bringing us the story. we will go back tulater in the hour. now we want to go to rich reichmuth at the fox extreme weather center with the latest on this storm's path. rick, this storm first. then i want to ask but what is next? >> reporter: you bet. earl was such a formidable storm and you can see the cold front moving in. that's what is driving this off towards the east. we have another 8 hours to get through. then we will be done with earl and we will set up for a pretty nice weekend. but very rough conditions across the southeastern area of new england. eastern end of long island is about done with some storm as well. but it continues to pull off to the northeast. and the center's going to be 80
republican house lawmakers are at the tart lumber company in sterling, virginia. they'll roll out the pledge and talk to small business owners. luke russert is on capitol hill for us and, luke, give us the thumbnail sketch here. what is in this pledge? >> the pledge has to deal with five other areas. it has to deal with jobs, the economy, reforming congress and congress spending national security and some of the specific things you'll see in this pledge from the republicans today, they'll rule out the following. they want to reduce government spending and go back to 2008 levels that has to do with national security. they want to repeal the national health care law and mortgage giants fannie mae and freddie mac and they want to make the bush tax cuts permanent. those are some of the main facefa facets and president obama is coming on stage right now and we'll hear from him and his national security speech. >> the president, when you recall when he first went before this world stage basically said to folks there that he knows that there are a lot of expectations accompanying my presidency. let
in west virginia, we thought at one time maybe he would be in trouble. he's opened up a double-digit lead, there's a tea party candidate. >> there's another great example of not talking -- after he gave that controversial interview to rachel maddow there was suddenly radio silence for him. >> he learned and every one of these tea party candidates have taken a lead. the only one that's in a real race is angle and she's dead even with reid. the bottom line here is whose side turns out, the issue that the democrats have pushed the health care, they pushed an $850 billion deficit. both those are very unpopular, both of them don't think they've worked. if you have a choice between someone you are not sure of and someone you are sure is going to make the situation worse for you and your kids, you're going to vote for the republican. >> i wanted to play something the president said today in a speech. targeting john boehner, let's listen. >> and the republican who thinks he's going to take over as speaker -- [ crowd booing ] >> i'm just saying it's his opinion. he's entitled to his opinion. when
of a virginia woman to halt an execution. theresa lewis has pleaded guilty to her part of the murders of her husband and stepson in their home. but lewis and her lawyers argue thae shoo has an iq that is borderline retarded and could not commit the crime alone. but it was denied and the death by lethal injection should continue saturday night. >>> and the final vote for "don't ask, don't tell" is four short of the 60 votes needed to overcome republican opposition. the democrats are accusing the gop of stalling on the defense bill while democrats are saying they are using this bill to force through provisions like "don't ask, don't tell." >>> a group of scientists are warning against building highways through the serengeti, and they say that the proposed road would cause disaster and disrupt the migration of thousands of zebras and wild beasts and the president has said he is a conservation ally and he won't allow something to be built to ruin the ecosystem. >>> finally, bedbugs are popping up all over the country, and experts are gathering to attend a bedbug summit outside of chicago. on dis
the november election. we're joined by former governor of virginia, doug wilder, the first african-american governor. good morning to you, governor. >> good morning, gretchen, brian. always good to be here. >> gretchen: good to have you as well. so what do you make of what the president said and then when you look at the support and how that's dwindling in the african-american community, 26% of democrats now say they're excited compared with 80% when president obama was elected. >> that's the real issue. it's not really an issue as to whether people don't still want to see president obama do well. most people in the nation want to see him do well, want to see the nation do well. the real question is is there a transference effect. is he able to say, listen, vote for such and such a people or such and such a persons because if you do that, it could help me. now, you got midterm elections almost a month away. you've got people looking pretty bad in some instances, particularly in the congress and the house. and is it enough at this time to do that? when you have this lady in atlanta
are going to unveil tomorrow in virginia sort of their blueprint, their game plan, what they're going to do if they take control of congress. there's going to be a couple nods to the tea party movement in that platform that's unveiled tomorrow. they recognize this is a powerful group that will help propel them into power certainly in the house. >> and the thing is, again, this tea party movement is so much like the pro movement. for some reason you bring that up and people are always, no, no, it's worse. but the perot people were talking about the same thing, limited government, the constituti constitution, didn't want excessive engagement overseas. that's where sarah palin splits from the tea party. tea party are a lot like ron paul and pat buchanan and the perot people. they don't think we should be fighting wars all over the world. i'm in one accord for them. you can't be for small government at home and be for massive intervention overseas. sarah palin, i don't know that there's a war that's been fought over the past 20 years that sarah palin didn't like. >> if you spend any time at all
in virginia where he was taking questions on the economy. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001-2003. we could get that done this week. but we're still in this wrestling match with john boehner and mitch mcconnell about the last 2-3% where on average, weighed be giving them $100,000 for people making a million dollar or more. >> a chief medicare specialist is criticizing the obama's administration's projections on the effects of the health care overhaul predicting it will save less money than supporters have argued. in addition, he says numbers provided on a white house blog last week that indicates spending per insured person will be $1,000 lower in the year 2019 because of the law are in fact not quote meaningful or accurate. >>> and the u.s. government says it will not pay the prison bail for american higher sarah shourd, who iran says it will release on health grounds in exchange for $500,000. earlier yesterday, shourd's family asked to have the bail reduced, saying they couldn't afford it. we'll follow that. tony blair, next on "
fundraising dinner. the former chairman of virginia's democratic party writes about her this morning in "the washington post," says sarah palin saved the g.o.p. here how he concludes -- palin started as tonto, but became the lone ranger. she runs mains strong and stood by her party. she's become a bridge between the old republican guard and the growing right-wing dissatisfaction, not just about democrats, but also with republican office holders. palin's ability to advocate for using the g.o.p., not a third party to channel this angst has allowed republican voter anger to boil, yet not boil over. should republicans run up the score in november, sarah palin will deserve a lot of credit she will never get. guest: i don't know whether she'll get it, but i think that's a very accurate assessment. i think palin has been great. she's been a dynamo. she has advocated for conservative principles unapologetically. when they tried to beat her down, she bounces right back, and she's right back in her faces, and she set an example. and really, do you realize what it's like to have the entire media machin
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